Policy Notifications

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Attention! As part of the Acquisitions Program’s transformation agenda, PSPC is planning to archive and migrate the SACC manual to the CanadaBuys website. The SACC manual will continue to be available on the BuyandSell website to ensure continuity of service during this transition period. At this time, an initial version of the archived version of the SACC has been posted on CanadaBuys. We encourage you to go visit the site and get comfortable with the new format of the SACC at the following:

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Policy Notifications (PN) are documents that communicate changes, revisions, or updates to procurement policies and processes for the Acquisitions Program to PWGSC Acquisitions Branch and regional acquisition offices. Related modifications to the Supply Manual (SM) or the Standard Acquisition Clauses and Conditions (SACC) Manual are usually published simultaneously with the promulgation of the PN.

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PNs remain "Active" until the changes are incorporated into the SM or SACC Manual. Information contained in active PNs take precedence over the content of these two manuals.
PN is tagged as "Archived" 6 months following its release provided that the related changes have already been incorporated into the Supply Manual or SACC Manual.
No change:
The PN does not affect the content of the SM or SACC Manual and "no change" has been made. The designation “No change” was introduced on 2015-02-25, therefore only “Active” PNs at that time and PNs issued after this date may be designated as containing “no change”.
SM/SACC Version:
The version numbers in which the changes were incorporated.
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Date of release PN ID Title SM Version SACC Version
2023-04-24 CBN-003 General Conditions 2030ACB: Higher Complexity – Goods and General Conditions 2035ACB: Higher Complexity – Services for use in CanadaBuys (SAP Ariba) No change 2023-1
2023-04-20 PN-156 Cost and profit 2023-2 No change
2023-04-14 PN-155 Basis of payment 2023-2 2023-1
2023-04-11 PN-157 Standard on the Disclosure of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Setting of Reduction Targets 2023-2 2023-1
2022-12-01 PN-154 New provisions pertaining to audit clauses 2022-3 2022-4
2022-10-20 PN-63R1 Treasury Board Directive on the Management of Procurement 2022-3 No change
2022-10-20 PN-123U1 Policy on the Phased Bid Compliance Process 2022-3 No change
2022-10-19 CBN-002 Standard Instructions 2004ACB – Goods or Services – Non-competitive Requirements for use in CanadaBuys (SAP Ariba) No change 2022-4
2022-09-01 CBN-001 Updated Standard Instructions 2003ACB for use in CanadaBuys (SAP Ariba) No change 2022-3
2022-07-21 PN-135U1 Publishing protected information in the SOSA App 2022-3 No change
2022-06-20 PN-152R1 COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for Supplier Personnel 2022-2 2022-2
2022-05-13 PN-48R1 Requirements in respect of the Official Languages Act 2022-1 2022-1
2022-05-02 PN-106R1 Policy updates on contract security 2022-3 2022-4
2022-04-01 PN-139R1 Directive on Government Contracts, Including Real Property Leases, in the Nunavut Settlement Area (NSA) 2022-1 2022-1
2022-03-29 PN-149 Procurement electronic file documentation requirements 2022-1 No change
2022-03-29 PN-128U2 Reception Method by Canada Post Corporation’s (CPC) Connect Service: Updates to Standard Procurement Templates and Standard Instructions 2022-1 2022-1
2022-01-28 PN-151 Update to Code of Conduct for Procurement 2022-1 2022-1
2021-11-29 PN-152U3 ARCHIVED: COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for Supplier Personnel 2021-3 2021-3
2021-11-04 PN-150 Anti-forced labour requirements No change 2022-1
2021-06-16 PN-65U2 Changes to the Policy on Fairness Monitoring 2021-2 No change

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